- skip - Brewer’s

Green Gown (A)

.

A tousel in the new-mown hay. To “give one a green gown” sometimes means to go beyond the bounds of innocent playfulness.

“Had any dared to give her [Narcissa] a green gown,

The fair had petrifled him with a frown… .

Pure as the snow was she, and cold as ice.”


previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Greek Trust
Greeks
Green
Green Bag
Green Bird (The)
Green Cloth
Green Dogs
Green Dragoons (The)
Green Glasses
Green Goose (A)
Green Gown (A)
Green Hands (a nautical phrase)
Green Horse (The)
Green Howards (The)
Green Isle
Green Knight (The)
Green Labour
Green Linnets
Green Man
Green Room (The)
Green Sea